Join the Fun at Shasta Ren & Fantasy Faire!

Kaotic Mythicals is actively looking for volunteers that like to have fun, dress up in costume, good interacting with children of all ages &  like to camp to join us at upcoming festivals! 

By being an active participating member of Kaotic Mythicals you will get in FREE to the event in exchange for your time & energy helping to run our activities which are super easy. 

We are looking for those able & available to join us September 6-8 in Anderson for Shasta Renaissance & Fantasy Faire. 

The location is Shasta District Fair & Event Center located at 1890 Briggs Street, Anderson, CA 96007.

We need volunteers for the entire time. If only available Friday evening through Sunday evening that is okay as well. 

We are looking for assistance with setup Friday, 1p-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, & Sunday 9am-6pm.  If you can donate a few hours to help, that is appreciated. If you can spend a day that is even better. If you want to help out for the weekend, we would greatly appreciate that. 

This is purely a volunteer position though you will be getting into the event for FREE with time to enjoy the festival plus be shown appreciation with hand-made goat’s milk soaps made by Bradley.

We need to add you to the gatelist. We need to confirm your attendance by Friday afternoon to get you on the gatelist and give you the details to get your wristband. 

You will be able to enhance your resume by adding volunteer educator. We are providing hands-on science education to visitors of all ages.  We will give you a nicely written job description to add to your resume for helping out to boost your resume. Employers do like to see volunteer work on activities & interests.  

Trying to feed yourself at a festival or faire can be pricey at $7-$10 per meal. We do community meals like a family. One of our members coordinates the menu & we each pitch in towards the meals.  We eat well. If you are unable to contribute towards food then you still can contribute by helping to prepare meals &/or cleaning up from the meals.  

Our planned menu is sausages with peppers & onions for lunch/dinner with the faire potluck for dinner on Saturday. Breakfast will be seasoned potatoes, bacon & eggs. 

Don’t know what to wear or don’t have anything to wear? We have you covered. By letting us know in plenty of time ahead, we will bring loaner garb for you. 

We need to know by Thursday morning to pack any extra garb. 

We camp on-site.  We also can bring loaner sleeping bags/blankets and provide tent space for you to camp as well. 

The minimum requirements to worry about is having the time available to go, getting there or carpooling with one of us. pack a small bag of toiletries (toothbrush, deodorant, etc). 

How can you help & be a part of the fun?

On Friday, September 6th, we will be setting up the yard & back encampment starting around 1pm. 

The yard combines the front end for the activities with the back encampment right behind using popups which will be covered. Around the popups we will be hanging canvas walls & tapestries. Inside the popups we will be setting up tables for the activities, hanging up tapestries & decorations, and getting the yard ready for faire opening. 

The back encampment will be setting up the popups for the base camp, hanging tents, hanging canvas walls for insulation & setting up some tables. 

On Saturday, September 7th, we will be running the activities in the yard for visitors. 

On Sunday, September 8th, we will running the activities in the yard for visitors and at the appropriate time start soft tear down by packing up the back area and slowly packing up the activities until it’s time to break it all down to pack up. 

The activities are very easy to run:

  •  ROLL THE STONES: Have the visitor roll the pair of dice & add them up. You look on the chart for the first name. Have the visitor roll the pair of dice again & add them up. You look on the chart for the 2nd part of their name. Write their elf, fairy or dwarf name on a name tag & present them with their new Fae name. We do ask for a dollar donation for Roll The Stones. If they don’t have a dollar, we ask them to sing & act out “I’m A Little Teapot”.  In lieu of signing, they can read aloud “Prayer Of The Woods”.      
  • MYTHICAL MIND: Have the visitor choose a number 1-60 quietly in their mind. For younger visitors, have them whisper the number to an adult or older child with them. Have them look at each of the 6 cards carefully asking them to see if their number is on the card. If their number is on the card, leave it face up. If their number is not on the card, flip it upside down. Based on the cards showing you determine what their number is using the magic that we will show you and pretend to read their mind. When you are confident that you have their number then you reveal to them what their number is by saying it, pointing to it or coming up with something cute to say. The ability to add numbers quickly in your head is the key to this.
  • PETTING ZOO: We have a collection of real animal fur scraps & pelts, representing currently 40 different species. Hand the visitor a fur scrap/pelt and ask them to think of what animal they think it came from. There is a board with pictures of most of the animals hanging to help them. Give them clues about the animal to help them. Each piece of fur has a letter code on the underside. There is a laminated list which tells you what the animal is based on the code.
  •  RUB-A-BUG: Educate the visitors that before we had magic soul capturing devices, those things they hold in their hands and spend lots of time looking at & poking their fingers on, field researchers had to sketch what they saw on paper with charcoal or lead in a pencil. Another way they captured an image to bring back was to do a rubbing.  They used charcoal to do most of their rubbings. We get to cheat a bit using crayons. Have the visitors choose a bug plate to do a rubbing. Lay the paper over the plate & lay the crayon on its side and demonstrate how they rub the crayon sideways over the plate to capture the image on paper.  They get to take home their rubbing as a souvenir. 
  • LIVE BUGS: We bring live Giant Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches for visitors to pet & hold.  They are cleaner than cats or dogs. They do not like being dirty at all & almost always are cleaning themselves.  We handle them allowing visitors to pet them and those that are willing, we let hold them. We have them put their hand out flat, palm side up. With holding their fingertips, we gently place the cockroach on their hand. 
  • ESCAPE ROOM: This activity is for a group of 3-5. Hopefully they have read “Prayer Of The Woods” & done the Petting Zoo prior though not required.  As most escape rooms go, you have to solve a series of puzzles to escape the room. Our Escape Room they solve a series of puzzles to escape the fairy from the locked cable. Their is a laminated sheet with instructions and most of the answers to help you run this activity. In order to move forward to the next puzzle, the group must be in agreement of their answers. First, they must identify 4 different scents with color coded bottles. Second, they must identify 3 different fur scraps. Third, they must determine which items contain tree products or not. Fourth, they must correctly identify different mythical creatures or nature items. Fifth, they flip over the pictures and unscramble the phrase. The answer to the phrase is the combination to the lock. If they get stuck, they can jump out to read “Prayer Of The Woods” &/or “Faecabulary” to help them.

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